Inspiring Thru Quotes

Change Quotes

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”  Gail Sheehy

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”  Arnold Bennett

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  Leo Tolstoy

“Change brings opportunity.”  Nido Qubein

“Change in all things is sweet.”  Aristotle

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  Reinhold Niebuhr

“A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change. ” James Levine

“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.”  Bruce Barton

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”  Ellen Glasgow

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”   Anatole France

“Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.”  Dean Acheson

“Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.”  Bertolt Brecht

“Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.”  Arthur Schopenhauer

“Change before you have to.”  Jack Welch

“Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.”  Robert C. Gallagher

“Change is such hard work.”  Billy Crystal

“Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin.”  Denise McCluggage

“Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.”  Esther Dyson

“Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.”  Harry Emerson Fosdick

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.”  Francis Bacon

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”  Harold Wilson

“If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”  Carl Jung

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”  Frederick Douglass

“If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that’s got to be good, hasn’t it?”  Ian Botham

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  Maya Angelou

“If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.”   Mary Douglas

“If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”  John A. Simone, Sr.

“In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.”  Benjamin Disraeli

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”  C. S. Lewis

“It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.”  Mignon McLaughlin

“Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.”  Irene Peter

“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.”  Hugh Prather

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.”  Peter Marshall

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”  Margaret Mead

“Not only is women’s work never done, the definition keeps changing.”  Bill Copeland

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”  Confucius

“Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.”  Denis Waitley

“Sometimes its the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”  Keri Russell

“The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.”  Colin Wilson

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”  Alan Watts

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”  Charles Kettering

“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”  Rupert Murdoch

“There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.”  Agnetha Faltskog

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”  Confucius

“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.”  Francis Bacon

“Things do not change; we change.”  Henry David Thoreau

“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.”  Harrison Ford

“We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.”  Carl T. Rowan

“We live in a moment of history where change is so sped up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.”      R. D. Laing

“What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.”  Henry Ellis

“When you are through changing, you are through.”  Bruce Barton

“When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.”  Stanislaw Lec

“Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.”  Shunryu Suzuki

“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.”  Frank Herbert

“You could always go on changing things but there comes a time when you have to decide to stop.”  Peter Wright

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”   Mohandas Gandhi

“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.”  Denis Waitley


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